"I would like to say something about my experiences with popular education. Beyond some interesting methods that encourage people to participate who would otherwise have difficulty doing so, popular education never intended to overcome the subject-object division and, in fact, actually consolidates it. Hence I draw two tentative conclusions; I feel that an assessment of popular education is necessary and overdue in Latin America. First, by maintaining and consolidating the subject/object division, I believe that popular education is useful for the state and party, and thus to the new governance. This is why new governments and other institutions have adopted it increasingly. Secondly, it leads to the formation of new groups of movement cadre, activists that specialize in leading the ‘masses.’"

— Raúl Zibechi, Territories in Resistance (2012), p. 286